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Wrongful Death

Liability for a Child Left in a Hot Car

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on May 21, 2023 in Personal Injury

As the weather warms up, people get outside more, often bringing their children with them wherever they go. Unfortunately, the hot summer months also see far too many needless tragedies, such as the death of a child left in a hot car. Below, Schmidt Kramer talks about pediatric vehicular heatstroke, including how it occurs, how […]

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Some personal injury accidents cause fatal injuries – the victim may pass at the scene, on the way to the hospital or at the hospital a short time after arriving. However, there are also situations when the victim may not pass for days, weeks or months after the accident. The victim may die due to […]

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What Are the Different Types of Wrongful Death Cases?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on August 30, 2018 in Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when the loss is a result of someone else’s carelessness. When a person’s death is caused by the negligent actions of another person or entity, the surviving family members may be entitled to pursue a lawsuit seeking damages against the at-fault party. This type of lawsuit is […]

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Eight Fraternity Brothers Charged with Manslaughter in Hazing Death

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on May 15, 2017 in Wrongful Death

A fatal hazing ritual at a Pennsylvania State University fraternity in February led to the death of 19-year-old, Tim Piazza and eight arrests for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. Eighteen members of the Penn State chapter of Beta Theta Pi are being charged with crimes including tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment and providing alcohol to […]

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Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on January 25, 2017 in Wrongful Death

Pennsylvania law defines wrongful death as an avoidable event caused by unlawful actions, recklessness or negligence by a person or business. Certain parties directly related to or dependent on the deceased individual may be entitled to seek damages for the death of a loved one by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. When Do Wrongful Death […]

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Common Questions about Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on September 09, 2015 in Wrongful Death

When a loved one dies due to a personal injury issue like medical malpractice or a fatal motor vehicle accident, you may wonder if you can file a lawsuit. In Pennsylvania, a wrongful death claim may be filed within two years of the date of the deceased person’s death. Here are four common wrongful death […]

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Derry Township police are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a single vehicle accident earlier today. One person was killed early this morning in a single-vehicle Pennsylvania car crash that occurred just after midnight in Derry Township, according to township police. A sedan was traveling south on Homestead Road near Bachmanville Road when […]

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Death on the Job: Claims Against Third Parties

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer on November 16, 2013 in Wrongful Death

Pennsylvania is no stranger to the risks people take on the job. We’ve seen the results of large-scale industrial disasters, including the Centralia coal mine fire and the 1979 Three Mile Island accident. Pennsylvania workers know that fatal accidents on the job fall just behind traffic collisions on the list of accidental death causes. By […]

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Now that the Freeh Report has been released, there is speculation about whether Penn State will try to settle any civil lawsuits.  What do you think?  Below is an article in the July 16, 2012 Legal Intelligencer. Penn State’s board of trustees admitted July 12 it “failed” in its oversight obligations regarding the Sandusky scandal. […]

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